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      Friends Newsletter     

                                              December 2013
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Quilt Raffle
$2,014 for 2014
Bookmark Tree
Tomas and the Library Lady


The library will  close for Christmas on Monday, Dec.  23 at 5:00pm, and reopen  on Thursday, Dec. 26
at 10:00am.

The library will close for the New Year on Tuesday, December 31
at 5:00pm, and reopen Thursday,
Jan. 2 at 10:00am.
Get more involved in supporting YOUR library. Come to the
Friends monthly planning meeting, on Monday, Jan. 7, 7pm,  in the
Earl Elliott Room.

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The Barbara Bush Library friends is a
501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations of cash or materials  are
tax-deductible, and support the work of the library in our community.

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Click  SNAPSHOT DAY 2014
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to see photos of what happens in your library on a typical day.
11 th Annual   
Open House
Saturday, December 7
2:00 - 4:00pm

Come and share the great food, entertainment and holiday decorations with the library staff, volunteers and the Friends.

Local middle schools will provide musical entertainment in the Earl Elliott room during the open house. In the Robin Bush Activity room there will be a special holiday celebration for children with continuous holiday movies, a "make and take" craft and a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
 Refreshments  provided by the Barbara Bush Library Friends, Rockfish Seafood Grill, Kroger Food Store, H.E.B., Costco and Bullritos.
        Schedule of Open House Events

                                                         There is still time to enter our

                 Quilt Raffle  
This beautiful quilt, The Texas Star, was stitched by the Serendipity Quilters and donated to support the Barbara Bush Library. All proceeds will go to the Barbara Bush Library Friends to augment the services of the Barbara Bush Library. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Get your tickets at the Customer Service Desk or click here.  Raffle Tickets will be sold through December 7, 2013. A winner will be drawn at random December 9 and be notified by phone and/or email.     

 $2014 FOR 2014

Undecorate our Christmas Tree


Give the library a present by helping the Friends raise $2,014 for new children's, teen and adult books for the coming year! It's easy. Just Undecorate the Tree in the lobby. Take off an envelope, insert your donation, and turn the envelope in at the Customer Service Desk. BBLF is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.
You may also send in a donation and we will add it to our tree. Mark your donation "$2014 for 2014", make it out to BBLF and send it  to:
                           Barbara Bush Library Friends
                     6817 Cypresswood Drive
                     Spring, Texas 77379

Last year's bookmark



Bookmark Tree


Recently the National Charity League  Wildflowers Chapter held their annual Craft Day and volunteers created book marks from paint chips in a snowman pattern to donate to the library. The craft day highlights the philanthropies NCL serves and creates crafts to support those efforts. Mother-daughter volunteer pairs made over 100 cute snowman book marks from recycled materials.


The Wildflower Chapter is one of Barbara Bush Library's non-profit community partners providing mother-daughter volunteers for shelving, patron counts and summer reading program support.


NCL is the only national organization committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through philanthropic, leadership and cultural activities together and in peer groups. The Wildflowers chapter  was founded in 1996 and members reside in the Klein or Spring Independent School Districts or attend a private school or are home-schooled in those attendance zones.


Upcoming Events
Tomas and the Library Lady
 A bilingual play about a boy from a migrant worker family who is introduced to the library
and a librarian who changes his life.

Saturday, Jan. 11 -- 10am at the Centrum


The Pearl Fincher Museum will host a Family Day afterward beginning at 11:00am. 

green-wrapped-present.jpgIs there someone on your Christmas List

who is hard to buy for?        


Donate a book by their favorite author to the library in their honor. We will put a gift plate in the book to honor them, and send them a notice of your gift. Plus, you can count the donation as a 2013 tax deduction. Everybody wins! Contact the Branch Librarian today to start the process.